Expanded Psionics Handbook

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Expanded Psionics Handbook
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Expanded Psionics Handbook for D&D version 3.5
Author Bruce R. Cordell
Genre Role-playing game
Publisher Wizards of the Coast
Publication date
April 2004
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 224
ISBN 978-0-7869-3301-3

The Expanded Psionics Handbook is a sourcebook by Bruce Cordell for the 3.5 edition of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game that contains rules and options for integrating psychic powers (a.k.a. psionics) into the game. Along with its predecessor, the Psionics Handbook, the Expanded Psionics Handbook expands and adapts the psionics concept with a new emphasis on balance and playability.

Contents[edit]

The Expanded Psionics Handbook introduces four Base Classes, several prestige classes alters some rules and includes a new system for becoming psionically focused. The base classes are the psion and psychic warrior (both of which are reprints from the Psionics Handbook), the wilder, and the Soulknife. The prestige classes are the Cerebremancer, Elocater, Fist of Zuoken, Illithid Slayer, Metamind, Psion Uncarnate, Pyrokineticist, Thrallherd and the War Mind.

Publication history[edit]

The Expanded Psionics Handbook was published in 2004. Cover art was by Henry Higginbotham, with interior art by Steven Belledin, Brian Despain, Wayne England, Lars Grant-West, Heather Hudson, Jeremy Jarvis, Chuck Lukacs, David Martin, Monte Moore, Jim Pavelec, Wayne Reynolds, Arnie Swekel and Sam Wood.

This book is intended as a 3.5 adaptation and revision of the Psionics Handbook for 3rd Edition, which was released in 2001.[1]

Reception[edit]

The reviewer from Pyramid found the book's prestige classes "more imaginative, with beings who leave their physical form behind for a life of mental existence, hunters who kill illithids, and the irresistibly heroic Fist of Zuoken".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryan, Michael (April 9, 2004). "Product Spotlight: Expanded Psionics Handbook". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pyramid: Pyramid Review: Expanded Psionics Handbook (for Dungeons & Dragons)". Sjgames.com. 2004-09-24. Retrieved 2014-05-13.